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Beck Family Estates Names Vice President of National Sales Bryan Schoen

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August 26th – (Portland, Ore.) — Beck Family Estates, the exclusive importer of South Africa’s Graham Beck sparkling wines in the U.S., announces the appointment of Bryan Schoen as Vice President of National Sales.

Schoen comes to Beck Family Estates with nineteen years of experience in wine and spirits distribution, including domestic and international suppliers such as Stoller Wine Group, Don Sebastiani & Sons and Southern Wine & Spirits. “I’m thrilled to join the emerging global wine powerhouse of Beck Family Estates,” Schoen said.

In addition to nearly two decades in the wine industry, Schoen also holds a Certified Wine Specialist accreditation from the Society of Wine Educators. Schoen arrived in the wine industry after a professional hockey career of nine years and is based in Minneapolis, MN.  “We’re excited to add Bryan to our growing and dynamic team,” stated John Kochis, President of Beck Family Estates, “his distributor relationships and national chain contacts will add to our momentum in gaining market share.”

Beck Family Estates launched their national sales company in the United States in 2019, becoming the exclusive importer and sales arm for its wines from South Africa and Oregon. The global company’s portfolio comprises Graham Beck and Steenberg Farm, both from South Africa, as well as Abbott Claim and Angela Vineyards in Oregon.

Graham Beck’s world-class vineyards and precise winemaking have earned the producer an international reputation for affordable sparkling wines of the highest quality. Graham Beck Brut NV, the winery’s flagship bubbly of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, is regularly lauded as one of the world’s best values in sparkling wine.

Beck Family Estates national sales team oversees top markets in the United States, including New York, California, Texas, Illinois, Washington, Virginia, Florida, and beyond. For more information and sales contacts, please visit: beckfamilyestates.com.

About Beck Family Estates

Beck Family Estates is a family-owned company championing unique vineyard sites and wineries in South Africa and Oregon. As grape growers, winemakers, importers and marketers, the company is lauded for its long-term, multi-generational commitment to local communities, as well as its dedication to environmental restoration, conservation, and regenerative farming. Led by Antony Beck, the company is the exclusive importer for the acclaimed Cap Classique sparkling wine producer Graham Beck, which has Conservation Champion Status from the World Wildlife Fund—as well as Steenberg Vineyards, the oldest registered farm in South Africa’s Western Cape. In Oregon, Abbott Claim focuses on small lot Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from estate vines with a focus on regenerative farming, led by winemaker Alban Debeaulieu. Abbott Claim’s goal is to create a best-in-class luxury wine experience. The Angela Vineyards label also champions organic and sustainable farming practices for their wines and vineyard sources throughout the Willamette Valley.

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